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Social issues research

  1. 1. Ms. Doyle, District Librarian
  2. 2.  Please get ready to take notes Write down words and phrases in red At the end of presentation, you will have notes A-J
  3. 3. A. Objectives:1. Use WebCat to locate a book on your subject in the school library2. Use SIRS Knowledge Source and Opposing Viewpoints/Gale PowerSearch to find information on your topic
  4. 4. B. Steps 1. School Home Page
  5. 5. 2. Library Home Page
  6. 6. 3. Enter keywords for the topic you areresearching4. Limit by school5. Click Search Everything
  7. 7. Use just 1-3 words, NOT your wholequestion. Try different words andphrases until you find the best one foryour search.
  8. 8. Be sure tocheck thecopyrightdate tomake surethe book isnot tooold.
  9. 9. 6. Usecrossreferencesto findmoresearchterms.
  10. 10. Take about 2 minutes to talk with the person next to you about the following questions. Write brief answers in your notes.1. Why might using a print book be better than using the Internet or a database for this project?1. Why might it be better to use online sources instead of a book?
  11. 11. 1. In keyword searching, you use any words that come to mind. The computer finds them anywhere in the article.
  12. 12. 2. In subject searching, you use the exact words that the catalogers use. The computer finds these phrases only in the subject field.
  13. 13. Which kind of search finds more results?Hold up one finger if you think it is1. Keyword searchHold up two fingers if you think it is2. Subject search
  14. 14. Which kind of search finds more relevant results?Hold up one finger if you think it is1. Keyword searchHold up two fingers if you think it is2. Subject search
  15. 15. Think about your research topic. Brainstorm at least 6 keywords you could use in your search. Write the keywords in your notes now.
  16. 16.  Find Gale PowerSearch and SIRS Knowledge Source on your bookmark Circle the web addresses Draw a box around the login and password for each one Next to Gale PowerSearch, write “includes Opposing Viewpoints”
  17. 17. F. How to Find the Databases1. Go to your school website2. Click “Library” in the menu, then choose LibraryHome PageYou can also find link to database passwords on Library Home Page (must log in to Edline)
  18. 18. Scroll down to find DatabasesLook for Controversial Issues
  19. 19. Includesnewspapers, magazines, referencebooks, and more
  20. 20. Notice Content Types:Magazines show up in first search, but you can switch to journals, books, etc.Related Subjects: These are the subject headings!Document Types:Narrow your search (to just articles, for example)
  21. 21. Using theAdvanced Searchoption lets youdecide EXACTLYwhat you want.Use one of yoursubject headings, the term AND , and then your other subject heading
  22. 22.  Turn to the person next to you. Figure out whose birthday happens first this year. The person with the first birthday will explain to the other person why it’s helpful search by subject (rather than keyword) in a database Describe at least 2 advantages to using a subject search
  23. 23.  In your notes (I), write one thing you learned today In your notes (J), write one question you still haveShare questions now or email